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Review of Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 – Android Tablet

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

This is a first impression of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 running Android. This is just a first impression at this stage as I have not yet had time to fully investigate the capability of the Android tablet. This is a review of the 16GB Eee Pad version. There is a new Eee Transformer […]

Mobile broadband on Ubuntu Linux – O2 ZTE MF100

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

I’ve already provided details on how to get O2 Mobile Broadband Pay As You go on Ubuntu Linux with Huawei E160. I have now got a new dongle created by the ZTE Corporation known as the ZTE MF100 HSDPA USB Stick. The process to get this new dongle working is just as easy as with […]

Install and upgrading to Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 Linux operating system

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

The latest version of Ubuntu Linux version 10.04, codenamed Lucid Lynx was released at the end of April. As usual I upgraded my computers to the latest version, but took a phased and cautious approach just in case. At home I have three computers (plus one that my daughter uses) all of which run Ubuntu. […]

Redesign of PenguinTutor.com – Free and Open Source software – Linux certification and open source electronics

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

I’ve now completed a major reorganisation of the PenguinTutor web site. This is the most significant change to the site since it was launched in 2006. The first reason for the change is to reorganise the content. Although it appeared to make sense at the time some of the categories were not as logical as […]

Firefox keywords – quick website shortcuts using bookmarks

Monday, December 28th, 2009

I’ve been using Firefox since version 1, but I’ve only just discovered one of the features. Now I know about it I wonder how I ever did without it. I used to use the “Bookmarks Toolbar” in Firefox on all my computers. By default this is below the address bar and has a few Firefox […]

Ubuntu Netbook Remix – Easy to use Linux Operating System for netbooks (9.10)

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

I’ve now upgraded my EeePC netbook to the latest version of Ubuntu Linux. Previously I was using Eeebuntu which has a very modern look with a bit of a Mac feel to it. The version I had installed was essentially a standard desktop operating system (which is also the approach that is used by Microsoft […]

Eee PC – mini tutorial – command line shell – xterm / konsole

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

I’ve recently bought an Asus Eee PC with Linux (customised version of Xandros) pre-installed. This is a mini tutorial on accessing and getting the most out of the the command line interface (CLI) on the Eee PC. Although the Eee PC customised Linux GUI hides the workings of Linux behind the scenes there are times […]

Linux pre-installed, Windows XP, Windows 7 and netbooks

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

This is a comment that I wrote to a facebook entry. The original thread was on whether Windows 7 is just as slow as Vista, but the bit that I responded to was about Linux being pre-installed. [Regarding] Linux pre-installed and selling, well it’s working on Netbooks. Who would have thought 2 years ago that […]

Software review of the Eee PC operating system (Eee OS)

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

First impressions – Wow! My first impressions when I started my Asus Eee PC were: Wow! That was fast (less than 40 sec boot time) Wow! That looks good Wow! Easy to use Tim Burners Lee has already taken www for the World Wide Web so it looks like Asus had to satisfy themselves with […]

Codeweavers crossover – Beta testing Internet Explorer 7 on Linux

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

I’ve recently been involved in the beta testing of the next release of Codeweavers Crossover for Linux (a commercial implementation of WINE) which allows some Windows software to run on Linux. What is WINE? Wine allows Windows software to run on the Linux operating system. Rather than having to pay Microsoft for the Windows operating […]


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